I love banana bread. I love coffee. I hate not living near a Starbucks to enjoy all their yummy fall specialties. Here's my solution: coffee banana bread with lots of warm spices! (Recipe dedicated to Kate.)
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp milk (or light cream)
1/4 cup espresso or very strong coffee
2-3 very ripe bananas, mashed well
In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix remaining ingredients. Add wet to dry and stir until flour disappears - but not longer. Pour into non-stick loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Take out of oven and remove loaf from pan. Cool completely. Store in airtight container or Ziploc. Freezes well!